Astroturf? Not. NSSF Breaks 10,000 Member Mark

As big as it is, the NSSF SHOT Show is only a small part of what the National Shooting Sports Foundation does for the industry.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that it has recently surpassed the 10,000 member mark, reflecting strong industry support for its efforts. No, these new members were not paid with a pack of cigarettes, bussed in to enrollment centers or counted multiple times. The best part? All of these new members are actually living. […]

Open Carry Ban Leads To Concealed Carry Win in California?

California Shall Issue Permit Process

Back to back Second Amendment victories emerged from an unlikely source – the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In two cases filled with irony, it turned out that California’s recent ban on open carry paved the way for the concealed carry victory. Huh? Monkeys are now flying out of my… well, never mind. While California […]

Phil’s Phobias, Urticating Caterpillars and the Gun Debate

Australian Phil's Fears

One of the joys of publishing written diatribe for public consumption is the comments and feedback from the… internet. Consider this recent example. Phil from Australia writes… I’m glad I live in Australia, with controlled gun ownership, where all guns must be locked away. EG. I read a story where a 3 year old boy […]

Boiling Frogs, Gun Allergies and How To Influence Enemies

Starbucks gun debate

Having spent decades in the marketing field trying to convince people to buy things they don’t want, I get it. I get that people become acclimated to ideas and new concepts as a result of continued exposure. So when open carry advocates claim that their aim is to desensitize the public to the presence of […]

2014 – The Year of 2nd Amendment Goblins, Trolls and a Few Fairies

A Second Amendment Fairy Tale

Proving that few people have sense or good judgement, I’ve been invited to contribute articles to Bearing Arms. You might know them, along with 1.1 million other people, as 2nd Amendment on Facebook. Check them out. Subscribe. Get involved. Sign up for an Appleseed event in 2014, and better yet, bring a friend! Here’s a […]

5 Reasons Concealed Carry Laws Are Ridiculous

Gun free zones

I’ve started another new venture and am writing regular columns for Bearing Arms. It’s a great source of news, opinions, and how-to info for all things shooting and Second Amendment related. You can find them on Facebook also. Here’s this weeks rant… Every day there’s something in the news about someone or other campaigning to […]

A Government Shutdown Pop Quiz

Government shutdown shooting range

Today’s pop quiz is a little complicated. It’s a combination of reading comprehension and true / false answers. Ready? Reading Comprehension Dick and Jane like to go shooting at a public range in the ‘Murrican National Forest. This range is completely unattended. It’s open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset and there are […]

10 Things More Socially Acceptable On Twitter Than Gun Owners

Amanda Bynes on Twitter

My work day started with an inbox full of invitations to advertise on Twitter. The apparently hoplophobic, time-sucking, Miley Cyrus worshipping social media giant targeted me as a deep-pocketed Donny Deutsch while I tossed and turned with nightmares over which coffee shops to patronize. The ironic thing is that Twitter doesn’t really want my business. […]